The Orange Line Living Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available, and much more at the Arlington Home Buyer Class.
There will be local specialists from multiple industries in attendance, so come with questions.
Benefits of Attending
- $1,500 credit towards your new home
- 12-month home buy-back guarantee
- Food and drinks provided
- AND Door prizes, like a Roku Express, at each class session
The event is hosted by best-selling author and top nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak, author of The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent. Dan and his team have developed a special process that has allowed them to help over one thousand local families buy or sell their home.
Home buyer classes teach a wealth of information around buying a house – it’s not as straight forward as grocery shopping! There is a lot to prepare for in advance, and the more you know upfront, the less surprised you will have.
What You Will Learn in Home Buyer Class
- 1st time home buyer programs
- How to qualify for your first home
- National mortgage loan programs
- Local mortgage loan programs
- Real estate acronyms and vocabulary you will encounter
- Home purchasing timeline
- Tax incentives for homeowners
- How to find off-market properties
- Credit tips to ensure you get the best financing rates
- Questions and Answers: Come with questions, we will answer them!
- When: Monday, June 19 from 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, June 27 from 6-8 p.m.; Monday, July 10 from 6-8 p.m.; Monday July 19 from 6-8 p.m.
- Where: Orange Line Living, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209
- Cost: Free
- Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking
- Food: Appetizers and Drinks
- Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653
To register, head over to arlingtonhomebuyerclass.com. There are only 18 seats available per session so register today!
For this FREE annual event, LaVette is joined by a full lineup of blues, R&B and funk performers of national and regional note, including: Rufus Roundtree and Da B-more Brass Factory; Full Power Blues Band; Sol Roots with Carly Harvey; and Jonny Grave.
Presented by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) in cooperation with Arlington Arts — the presenting arm of Arlington Cultural Affairs — the Columbia Pike Blues Festival is a recipient of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Music Festival Sponsorship Program, which supports the growth of Virginia music festivals and their important economic impact for local communities while also building Virginia’s reputation as a music destination.
The winner of multiple awards, Bettye LaVette performed the memorable duet “Change is Gonna Come” with Bon Jovi for President-elect Obama at HBO’s We Are One concert, as well as the critically acclaimed “Love, Reign O’er Me” tribute to The Who at the Kennedy Center Honors. From the birth of soul in the 1960’s, Bettye continues to garner accolades and awards in her fifth decade in show business for her vital new albums and interpretive live shows. The rest of this year’s amazing Columbia Pike Blues Festival lineup includes:
- 6:45 p.m. — Bettye LaVette
- 5:00 p.m. — Rufus Roundtree and Da B-more Brass Factory
- 3:30 p.m. — Full Power Blues Band
- 2:00 p.m. — Sol Roots with Carly Harvey
- 1:00 p.m. — Jonny Grave
“The Pike” is fast becoming the Arlington destination for food and fun — with everything from the Salsa Room, a top Latin dance club in the DMV, and Ethiopian delicacies at the renowned Dama Pastry and Restaurant (whose baker was trained by the White House pastry chef), to down-home classics such as Bob and Edith’s diner and the now-famous Celtic House Irish Pub, which made national news this Spring when it was named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as the best place in the country to spend St. Patrick’s Day!
Enjoy food and beverages, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ activities as you spend the day on Arlington’s oldest and newest Main Street — in one of its most diverse, vibrant communities — listening to quintessential American music that will make it impossible not to get up and dance.
The Blues Festival covers three blocks at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive. So put on your dancing shoes, grab friends and family and head to the Pike for a day of great music, food, art and fun! More info here.
Is there a “coming-of-age crisis” in America?
Yes, according to Sen. Ben Sasse’s new book “The Vanishing American Adult.” In the book, the Nebraska Senator makes the case that many young people in America are stuck in a state of perpetual youth, lacking in self-discipline and purpose. This phenomenon, according to Sasse, poses an existential threat to America’s future, as a country without functioning, responsible adults will be susceptible to political demagogues.
This is one of the many topics that Sen. Sasse and George Mason economist Tyler Cowen will discuss during their one-on-one dialogue on Wednesday, June 14, from 6:30-8 p.m., at GMU’s Arlington campus (3351 Fairfax Drive).
The conversation is part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler series, and will be open to the public free of charge.
Sasse is especially qualified to observe millennial trends as he served as president of Midland University from 2010 to 2015. He’s also known for his ability to communicate with Americans of all generations in original ways — whether it’s through his refreshingly candid tweets or his part-time Uber charity gig.
It's #PianoRecital night.
Livetweeting likely, despite the constant negative press covfefe
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) May 31, 2017
am trying to add it to the healthcare bill https://t.co/XfMNdn5b7l
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) March 7, 2017
But there is more to Sasse than politics and tweets. A historian by training, Sasse has earned four advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. from Yale. Dubbing him “Washington’s Most Interesting Egghead,” the Atlantic noted that his experience in academia, corporate consulting, and past government appointments have given him one of the Senate’s most varied resumes.
This makes him a natural fit for Conversations with Tyler, a discussion series that engages today’s top thinkers in one-on-one conversations about everything and anything with economist Tyler Cowen. Past guests include tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, renowned academic Camille Paglia, and author Malcolm Gladwell.
Guests should come prepared for a lively conversation about the unique challenges this country faces and how parents, young people, and all Americans can be a part of the solution.
2001 N. Upton Street
Neighborhood: Waverly Hills
Open: Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.
We look to Arlington’s shrinking supply of 1930s houses for the Listing of the Day, and this Waverly Hills Cape Cod does not disappoint.
The owners thoughtfully updated it with new roof, recent HVAC, water heater and electric panel box while retaining its intrinsic character. A wood burning fireplace is the focal point of the living room while the dining room flows into to the kitchen and sunroom — ideal for entertaining and daily living.
The top floor is given over to a master suite with double closets, seating area, and a renovated bathroom. Heart pine floors and a dormered ceiling enhance the appeal. Two bedrooms on the man level of the home share an updated bathroom. Recently finished, the expansive lower level rec room has recessed lighting, slate floor and accommodates areas for play, exercise, media, and hobbies.
A door from the rec room opens to backyard, making it convenient to enter the home for cleanups in the new half bath after gardening, play, and sports. Also on this level is the laundry area, storage room, and utility room with even more storage.
Walk to neighborhood park and Lee Heights Shops for restaurants, services, Starbucks, patisserie, and wine store. Take the ART bus to Ballston Metro or the Metro bus from nearby Lee Highway directly to downtown Washington. Easy commute to D.C., Rosslyn-Ballston business corridor, Crystal City, airport, Fort Myer, and Foreign Service Institute. Perfectly poised near Old Dominion Drive for the reverse commute to Tysons.
Schools are Glebe Elementary, Swanson Middle School, and Washington-Lee High School.
A home brimming with style, updates and vintage details in a location you will appreciate.
Betsy Twigg – Washington Fine Properties
When Alyson and Tyler started thinking about selling their home, they considered calling the real estate agent who had helped them in the buying process. But the transaction costs of using an agent were just too much to justify.
“At the same time, we have two young kids and very little spare time to understand the important details and nuances of managing a real estate transaction,” says Tyler.
Then they heard something from a friend that piqued their interest. Some colleagues were building a business called homezen that provides online tools and support to help owners of condos, townhouses, and single family homes sell without an agent, at a flat fee.
“We really liked and trusted the real estate agent who helped us buy our home, and it was a tough decision not to work with her again for selling it,” says Alyson. “But the idea of funding our next down payment with the money we could save was too much to pass up.”
homezen helped them set their listing price, hired professional photographers to take photos of their home, listed it on the MLS, and took care of the paperwork.
Stock up on discounted drink tickets to use at Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden.
Open every Friday starting in June, Fridays at the Fountain not only features a new name (formerly Wine in the Water Park), but also a vastly expanded schedule stretching all the way through October and an upgraded line-up of live music.
The bar serves delicious offerings of beer and wine, all of which are available for take-home purchases at the Crystal City Wine Shop down the street from the event.
Drink tickets, normally $5 each on site, are available for 50 percent off their online price in this exclusive pack of 5 tickets available for $10 (normally $20 online). Only a limited supply is available so act fast!
As an added bonus, the Crystal City drink cards are redeemable at any Crystal City BID event that features a cash/credit bar including the upcoming Father’s Day Auto Festival.
Purchase Today’s Deal Now
Discount Code: FridaysFountainDeal17
WHEN: Every Friday June through October from 5-9 p.m.
WHERE: The Fountain (aka Crystal City Water Park) at 1751 Crystal Drive
WHAT: Crystal City’s popular outdoor beer and wine garden returns with a new name and a vastly expanded season stretching from June all the way through October. Open for business immediately after work at 5 p.m., ease into the weekend with a delicious beverage, live music, or even a discounted painting session with ArtJamz. All beverages are also available for take-home purchases at the Crystal City Wine Shop.
Spend your summer at the pool! Community Pools is actively seeking to hire lifeguards for the Northern Virginia area including Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Reston, Herndon, Sterling and Fairfax. We offer competitive pay rates from $8 – $12/hour with a possible end of the summer bonus!
No experience? No problem! We have free and discounted American Red Cross training available! For immediate consideration please email [email protected] or call our Virginia office at 703-276-7665.
Community Pools, is an innovative leader in the swimming pool service industry since 1977. The pool company with a sense of community.
The preceding was written and sponsored by Community Pools.
Rob and Feli were ready to sell their home, but there was one thing they wished to avoid-the 6 percent realtor commission. “We wanted to sell our house on our own to avoid that,” says Rob. “We felt that the real estate system is very broken. In our case, the fee would have been $31,500.”
But how does one sell a house when you’ve got no experience? “We were reluctant because we were not familiar enough with the process and the laws,” says Rob. “Then we stumbled across homezen. We were amazed at how low their flat fee was for the services that they were providing.”
Next, homezen dispatched a professional real estate photographer to take photos, which they used to list the couple’s home on the MLS. Their listing went live on Good Friday and by Saturday morning the couple started getting requests for viewing; the first offer came in later that day. By Easter Sunday, they had an all-cash offer–at $5,000 higher than their list price.
“With homezen’s help, we sounded like we knew exactly what we were talking about in negotiations,” says Rob. “We were elated with the results, because it was $20,000 more than we thought we could sell the home for.”
“We learned a lot in the process,” says Rob, who adds that homezen continued to help them navigate through the contract paperwork and home inspection. “And we’ve been bragging to all of our friends about how we saved $21,000!”
How can homezen save you $20,000? Instead of charging the standard 6 percent commission, homezen charges a low flat fee. They’re already saving money for sellers in Logan Circle, Shaw, Brookland, the Palisades, Glover Park, Arlington, Alexandria and beyond.
You can check out the homezen website website or give them a call at 202.509.0553.
4903 Washington Boulevard
List Price: $935,000
Open House: Saturday, May 13 from 1-4 p.m.
Imagine yourself living in this authentic Arlington Tudor style home full of character! This charming home sits on an 8,200+ sq ft lot and has nearly 3,000 sq ft of living space on 4 finished levels. There are 5 bedrooms on the upper levels – which is a rare find in homes of this price range. There are 2 full and 2 half baths, and an expansive finished lower level with natural light streaming through large windows. Beautiful oversized landings are an additional bonus.
This home is perfect for entertaining with a circular flow on the main level and to the outside. The kitchen is updated with all new appliances and granite counters and there is a charming breakfast nook with butler’s pantry. You’ll love relaxing in the main level sunroom which you’ll enjoy year-round as it has efficient radiant heat in the floor. The sunroom opens up to a lovely deck leading out to a fenced level yard.
Architectural elements are pleasing to the eye with original moldings, arched doorways, beautifully restored hardwood floors, and many built-ins. The circular driveway and additional driveway to the detached garage are perfect for this home. And with only a block to the bus stop and less than 3/4 mile to the Ballston Metro, and less than a mile to Westover shops/restaurants, this is a fabulous location!
For floorplans and more photos, visit www.ArlingtonTudor.com
A beer release of epic proportions is coming to Arlington.
In celebration of the opening of their new Clarendon location, the Heritage Brewing Co. team is releasing four new packaged beers, and 10 draft only releases on May 13 at their Market Common Brewpub & Roastery.
The primary release for Heritage Brewing’s Grand Opening event will be their three-year anniversary ale. A massive beer, and yet another rich entry into Heritage Brewing Co.’s barrel series. This beer is the product of the time and patience of
master blenders, taking an artful approach to combining seven different barrel series beers aged up to 33 months. It consumes the palate with flavors of deep molasses, dark cherries, and toasted oak, finishing with tart citrus notes. The result is an extremely complex beer that drinks more like a fine spirit than an ale. Only 600 22-ounce bottles will available in the Arlington brewpub on the day of the release.
Heritage Brewing Co. will also be kicking off its new Lincoln’s Hat beer series with
two packaged releases: Double Taxation, a double India Pale Ale, and Sovereign Stout, a nitro imperial stout. Double Taxation is a complex and unfiltered imperial IPA that is juicy, resinous, and loaded with tropical citrus notes from its generous hop additions. Sovereign Stout is a dangerously smooth and velvety imperial stout with bold flavors of honey, chocolate, and dark-roasted coffee. Heritage will be releasing 150 four-packs of 16-ounce cans of each Lincoln’s Hat beer during the Grand Opening. Supplies aren’t anticipated to last long.
The third and final packaged beer release available on May 13 will be Heritage Brewing Co.’s first ever wild fermented beer release and the start of their new Wilderness Series bottle releases. A collection of rare and wild aged beers that take on sour and tart flavors from their naturally occurring fermentation. Each beer is aged in a mix of barrels from vineyards and distilleries. This first Wilderness Series release is a wild-fermented Belgian strong ale; only a few hundred of these will be available in 375 ml bottles. This ale features a mix of spices, giving it a refreshing tart fruit flavor like no other beer in their lineup to date.
The doors at Heritage Brewing Co. Market Common Brewpub & Roastery will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, and the releases will kick off immediately. Guests can also dine-in at their location and enjoy their chef-driven, locally sourced menu, created to pair perfectly with their long lineup of brews. Simultaneously, the main production brewery in Manassas will also be selling the new releases upon opening at 12:00 p.m.
For additional information on the grand opening event to include draft beer release descriptions and information as well as package photography and merchandise photography, visit the event page.
Visiting the Arctic might sound like an extreme way to change up your routine, but visiting Arlington-based ArCTIC could offer a cool breath of fresh air for your health and fitness regimen.
Sometimes maintaining personal wellness can seem like a hassle, which ultimately saps your motivation. For example, relying on one business to provide personal training, another for nutritional coaching and yet another for injury prevention and rehabilitation gets old quickly. Arlington’s Coaching-Training and Injury Center (ArCTIC) provides a whole-package solution to make staying healthy and fit easier.
The doctors at Schreffler Chiropractic launched ArCTIC, and they bring decades of combined experience to the new center. They provide individual client care to prevent both new injuries and flare-ups from existing problems. If an injury does occur, the doctors are fully equipped to assess, treat and manage the issue.
ArCTIC also has certified running, inline skating and personal training coaches, in addition to a registered dietician. Bringing together all of these professionals at one location creates a unique one-stop shop for sustaining a fit, healthy lifestyle through personal training and coaching.
Let’s face it, our lives are busier than ever. That makes the temptation to resort to frozen or packaged foods really tempting. But what you eat has a huge impact on how your body performs daily, both physically and mentally. ArCTIC’s nutritional coach can help to improve your relationship with food through discussions of what, how and when to eat to maximize your personal performance. Plus, you can get ideas to simplify eating healthily and avoid the draw of unhealthy food when you’re on the go.
Running is a high-profile activity that millions of people around the world enjoy, but only some know how to do properly. ArCTIC’S running coaches aim to help both beginner and seasoned runners reach their goals, but more importantly, they help to achieve such goals without injury.
Another calorie-burning — yet sometimes overlooked — exercise for which ArCTIC provides coaching is inline skating. The activity’s lateral movements help to offset the repetitive, straight-ahead movements of many other exercises. Inline skating isn’t quite as intuitive as running, though, so coaches can help you master proper moving, turning and stopping to optimize performance and avoid injuries.
Trying to figure out exactly which wellness plan is best for you can be overwhelming. But a fitness assessment using the state-of-the-art FitQuest determines exactly which exercises best suit your needs for improving personal weaknesses and imbalances. ArCTIC is the first and only business in the country to own this measurement tool, and the center’s personal trainers use it to completely customize your training program.
Do you feel like solo wellness programs aren’t for you? Maybe being among peers during exercise boosts your motivation? Not a problem. To complement its one-on-one personal training and coaching, ArCTIC often provides group training sessions, such as before local races. Right now, for instance, the Master the Miles program helps clients train to run an upcoming summer 5K or 10K. Another option is the Fitness Inline Training (FIT) Program that helps inline skaters train for a half marathon.
ArCTIC also provides services to other fitness facilities, such as the recent partnership with OrangeTheory Fitness. The six-week weight loss challenge incorporated ArCTIC’s FitQuest testing, and it promoted improvements in participants’ overall fitness and wellness beyond just the numbers on a scale.
Conquering fitness challenges and keeping your wellness on track has never been easier than by taking an integrated approach with ArCTIC.
Contact the experienced doctors and coaches online or by calling 703-465-1213 to set up your first appointment.
The “mystery” of who will be honored as the Arlington County law enforcement officer of the year will be solved Thursday, May 4, during the annual award presentation luncheon sponsored Arlington County Crime Solvers.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony at the Salsa Room, 2619 Columbia Pike, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) will deliver the keynote speech. Arlington Sheriff Chief Deputy Paul Larson, Police Chief Jay Farr and other county officials will speak on community-police relations and the effort to join forces in fighting crime.
Chief Deputy Larson and Chief Farr will present the two Law Enforcement Recognition Awards to the Arlington County law enforcement officers chosen by the Crime Solvers as those who have made significant contributions to making Arlingtonians safe.
“I believe the ACCS can foster a strong relationship with the local community and law enforcement by bringing us together each year and saying ‘thank you’ to those who risk their lives everyday to protect our safety,” said Andres Tobar, ACCS president and executive director of the Shirlington Employment & Education Center.
This is the fifth time the Crime Solvers have honored Arlington’s law enforcement with a ceremony and lunch. This year is the first time for the presentation of a new award, given to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, to a community organization that best represents community-law enforcement relations.
In addition, Richard V. Doud, Jr., the founding president of the Arlington County Crime Solvers chapter, will also be recognized with a special award.
Arlington County Crime Solvers maintains a volunteer-operated, 24-hour tips line for anonymous callers to report crimes and wanted persons. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are offered to those who provide information leading to arrest or the recovery of drugs or stolen property. The number is 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Get a $1,500 credit for your home at closing and if you don’t love your new home we will buy it back or sell it for free for 12 months exclusive to event attendees only. PLUS — the first 5 to attend the seminar will get a FREE Amazon Echo Dot!*
Dan Lesniak, author of The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent, is hosting a Home Buying Seminar event on April 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. at our Rosslyn office located at 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209. The seminar will last approximately one hour and then we will have time after for questions and one-on-one appointments.
We will have specialists on hand (including lenders and buyer agents) to give you an overview of the buying process. Not only will you get a complete home buying overview, but you will learn our valuable home buying strategies that will save you 3% or more when you purchase. That is some serious savings!
The Orange Line Living and Keri Shull Team together helped over 200 families purchase homes in 2016. Together, they are the No. 1 real estate team in Arlington, the No. 1 real estate team in Virginia by volume and top 5 in the D.C. metro area as well. Their aim is to help even more families find their dream home in 2017 and you have the opportunity to be one of those people.
When: Monday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Optime Realty, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 101, Arlington, VA 22209
Parking: Validated Parking or Street Parking
Food: Appetizers and Drinks from Kona Grill
Contact: [email protected] or call 571-969-7653
*terms and conditions apply, please visit vipbuyerseminar.com for complete details
In The HyperLocal, HyperFast Real Estate Agent, Dan tells how he used the Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning (STP) framework to identify potential markets, choose which ones to go after and how to add massive value to the consumers in that market. This book will teach you how to use the STP framework to enter new markets or increase market share in your existing markets by adding more value to your potential clients and communicating your value proposition to the market. Download 10 tips from Dan for free here.
Washington Boulevard will transform into an art-lover’s paradise on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, during the 5th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts. One hundred and fifty national and international artists are set to display their fine works from across the nation in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one of a kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.
Clarendon offers some of Arlington’s hottest restaurants, nightlife, shopping and lifestyle storefronts which lends itself to the high-quality artists’ showcase. Presented by Howard Alan Events, the 5th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts represents original, hand-crafted artwork selected by an independent panel of expert judges. Hundreds of applicants apply for the Festival of Arts each year, vying for the chance to showcase their creations to the distinguished and discriminating community of Arlington. HAE’s careful vetting process ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges are always offered during the Festival.
Unlike other art festivals, the Arlington Festival of the Arts are produced free of charge to the public in “pop-up gallery” fashion. Instead of gallery assistants or managers, each artist’s booth is overseen by the artist him or herself. This hallmark of HAE’s shows allow all visitors and appreciators to meet the creator behind each work of art, and to discover the inspirations and processes that go in to each creation.
The all-ages, Arlington Festival of the Arts invites everyone to enjoy a beautiful stroll amongst inspired and inspiring, handmade-in-the-USA creations. Ample parking is available and pets on leashes are always welcome. The free, outdoor event is located at 3003 Washington Boulevard. Participating artists and more information can be found by visiting www.artfestival.com.
The preceding post was written and sponsored by Howard Alan Events.
As far as contests go, this is a unique one: All Arlington personal in-home fitness trainer Joe Tryon wants is for you to guess how long it was between the taking of the “before” photo and the “after” picture.
The photos are of him.
“This is something I wanted to do since before I started the business,” says Tryon.
His company is called Kinematics; the former Army captain offers in-home and mobile personal training and nutrition services, and he’s offering up his own body as proof that he’s on to something with his methods.
Your fitness goals are met using his personalized exercise plans designed to meet those goals. Your experience with fitness training and schedule are all taken into account to insure success at your own pace.
Tryon knows what you’re going through: Once he left the Army and began working a desk job his discipline and fitness routines that got him through Airborne and Ranger schools took a beating, as did his body when he attempted to get back in shape. A skilled physical therapist put him back together and that’s when he gained the motivation to acquire the certifications needed to help others.
And now he’s having a contest.
In each photo he’s holding a copy of that day’s newspaper. The person who comes closest to guessing how many days elapsed between the photos wins a nifty TRX GO Suspension Trainer system, a $129.95 value, and if you don’t know what it is, you might want to sign up for a free assessment from Kinematics.
Here’s the link to the details of the contest.